Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dee Pop's Private World at the Parkside Lounge

Dee Pop has played in New York-based punk and free jazz bands for more than 30 years, and is best known for his work in the Bush Tetras. His newest project, Dee Pop's Private World, however, embraces yet another direction. At the Parkside Lounge tonight, Dee Pop’s Private World performed an impressive set of Americana music — rockabilly, blues, rhythm and blues, swing, country and gospel — all played through the filter of modern garage band rock and roll. The songs were delivered in true rock and roll fashion – short and punchy, with catchy choruses that encouraged the listeners to bob their heads and move their lips. The band is comprised of Phil Gammage on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Billy Pidgeon on guitar, Rich Demler on bass, Don Fiorino on guitar, lap steel and banjo, David Aaron on tenor sax and Pop on drums and vocals.